Cambuslang Harriers is a Scottish Athletics accredited running club
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Members of Cambuslang Harriers witness the presentation of the AT Mays shield
Cambuslang Harriers are presented with the AT Mays' Trophy
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Cambuslang Harriers senior mens team at the ERRA 12 Stage Relays
Cambuslang Harriers at the ERRA 12 Stage Relays
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Members of Cambuslang Harriers at the club's Christmas handicap race
The club Christmas Handicap 2019
Cambuslang Harriers is a Scottish Athletics accredited running club
Who are Cambuslang Harriers?

Cambuslang Harriers, since its formation in 1948, has become one of the premier cross country and road running clubs across all age groups in Scotland. We also have a very talented girls and ladies group who now regularly win major team honours.

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Who do you cater for?

Although we are a very successful club most of our members are in the club to run and train with like-minded individuals. They enjoy the company on training nights as they endeavour to improve their fitness and performance. We cater for anyone from the young athlete taking part in athletics for the first time to the older runner who just wishes to keep fit, and who may never wish to race competitively. Cambuslang Harriers also welcomes athletes with a disability, learning difficulties and those from ethnic minorities wishing to participate in athletics.

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We are as a club affiliated to Scottish Athletics and adhere to their standards in terms of athlete development and with their code of conduct for all club members and volunteers.

We want you to share in the feel good factor that we as a club strive to create and to be aware of the benefits that running can bring to the health and wellbeing of all of our members.

Here is how we plan to do this for all of our junior and senior athletes:

• We want all of our members to enjoy the fun of running, be it on the road, the muck and mud of cross country, or on the track, we do it all.
• We aim to build on their athletic capability and nurture them to become the very best athlete they can be.
• Empower them to achieve their goals in a competitive environment.
• In line with Scottish Athletics and UK Athletics best practice, we take a long term view of our athletes and our coaching structure is designed to support this.
• Our volunteer team of coaches are all professionally trained and vetted.

Persevere is the club’s motto and to be inspired is the name of the game.

Competition is what we train for; building resilience and a real sense of achievement.

Cambuslang Harriers has a proud reputation of being a community-based club and also a high performing club where as Usain Bolt says, ‘running and training bring pain’. But this is balanced with the feel good factor and the sense of achievement you get when you take part and give of your best.

Des Dickson
Club President, Cambuslang Harriers

Latest News & Events

Club update 4th Jan 2021

Dear members and friends, with the announcement by the FM today it is clear we are in lockdown for the foreseeable future, although we await on an update from SAL as to what this means for sport. For now, this means that club activities are suspended and that meeting up for group sessions at the Rugby Club or elsewhere must stop until further notice. This is obviously very disappointing for us all. However, all is not doom and gloom. Here is what you can do:  You can still exercise in a group of 2 only. We will publish on the […]


Interested in joining Cambuslang?

During the recent lockdown many people have either found running to be an enjoyable form of exercise or rediscovered their passion for running. With a pathway now set for easing restrictions you might be thinking about the ways to continue your running post lockdown. Most people join Cambuslang Harriers for the opportunity to run with like-minded individuals, to stay motivated, get fit and enjoy the social side of running in a group. Some people join because they want to take their running to the next level and take part in competitions. Whatever your goal you will be welcome at the […]



The running scene is gradually opening up again with the opportunity for athletes to compete in head to head competition with Covid safeguards in place.  For example, the number of competitors in an event may be limited or athletes start in waves according to predicted times.  Members of Cambuslang Harriers have recently participated in and performed well on the track, road and hills. Under 23 Gavin Smith, who is USA bound to take up an athletics scholarship there, smashed his 1500M personal best by 5 seconds to record the excellent time of 3.49.34 at the British Milers Event in Manchester.  […]



12 Cambuslang athletes lined up for the BMC 800M and 3,000M events at Linwood Stadium on Friday 4th June.  U23 Chris McLew recorded an excellent personal best of 1.53.99 while Laurence Heyes and under 17 Lewis Roddis were fractionally outside their pbs with respective times of 2.2.95 and 2.9.94.  In the 3000M U23 Gavin Smith continued his fine vein of form to record 8.25.33 thus smashing his lifetime best by 15 seconds.  3 other athletes made even more spectacular improvements of 32, 37 and 63 seconds with U23 Andrew Carey (9.3.61), U20 Aaron Grew (9.7.52) and fellow U20 Zak Povey […]



Spare a thought for Moira Stewart who clocked an Olympic Marathon qualifying time of 2.29.28 on Sunday in Prague but will miss out on a place in the Czech team as 3 other rivals have clocked faster times.  The Cambuslang qualified athlete was only 10 seconds off the final Olympic place which went to an athlete who had competed the previous week on a potentially faster course in Austria.  Having narrowly missed out on an Olympic Marathon qualifying time by 9 seconds 8 weeks previously and knowing beforehand that one Czech lady (2.28.16) had already done the qualifying time on […]


A Welcome Return to Competition

With the relaxation of Scottish Government Covid restrictions across Scotland except for those living in the Glasgow and Moray areas the Stirling Monument Mile Classic Event took place on Friday 21st May.   19 Cambuslang athletes across the different age groups participated in this popular event.  The Central AC organisers put on 27 graded races to accommodate the large number of entrants with athletes being placed in appropriate races according to their pb or estimated mile times.  Our members who were either attempting to post a personal best time or to record their first time at this classic distance were pleased […]


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Down By the River Races

The 2020 edition of the Down by the River Races was held on Sunday 1st March at 11:00, results are now online

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the race despite the difficult conditions. Hope to see you all again for the next edition of the Down by the River Races in 2021.


How to Find Us

Cambuslang Harriers,
Cambuslang Rugby & Sports Club,
Langlea Road,
G72 8FH

Regular club runs leave from the clubhouse in Cambuslang on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, for more details see our training page.

For more information about how to join the club see our joining page.

For contact details of key people at the club see our contacts page.

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